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Past Event

Dominique Crenn: Rebel Chef

After an illustrious career and with no formal training, Dominique Crenn was awarded three Michelin Stars in 2018 for her successful restaurant Atelier Crenn. She is the first female chef in the United States to receive this honor, and she credits her unconventional life to her success.

At only 20 years old, Dominique Crenn left her home in France for the United States with only one goal—to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a chef. She knew that she was too different for the male-dominated culinary scene she left behind, so she set her sights on San Francisco and chose the legendary Jeremiah Tower as her first mentor. She spent the next 30 years not only disrupting food norms, but also vocally challenging sexism, climate change and systemic injustice.

Join Crenn at INFORUM, where she will discuss her new and highly anticipated memoir, Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters, and hear firsthand about her journey in becoming one of the most important chefs of a generation.


This program is free, though we invite you to make a donation during registration; this program will be online only—pre-register for a link to the live stream

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation

June 18, 2020

United States

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Dominique Crenn

Chef and Owner, Atelier Crenn; Author, Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters

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Maddie Oatman

Food Writer and Editor, Mother Jones Magazine; Host, Mother Jones’ "Bite" podcast